Jack Ma, co-chairman of Asia’s renowned e-commerce company Alibaba and Elon Musk, owner of US-owned private technology company SpaceX, are not only the world’s two largest opposition forces – China and the United States – but also the two biggest names in technology artificial. IQ also has different opinions.
When the two came face to face at the ‘World AI Conference’ held on artificial intelligence in Shanghai, China, the eyes of the world were frozen at the meeting.
Elon Musk said at the #WAIC2019 that machines are smarter than humans and many people underestimate the capabilities of #AI. However, Jack Ma debated that humans are still smarter because a machine can never create a species as intelligent as humans. @elonmusk pic.twitter.com/Cl1vr9t8JY— Yicai Global 第一财经 (@yicaichina) August 29, 2019
The 45-minute conversation between the two personalities not only compared human and artificial intelligence, but also the future of humans and the world.
Elon Musk, owner of the SpaceX company and Tesla’s manufacturer of electric vehicles, believes computers are smarter than humans, but Jack Ma disagrees.
Of course, computers are smart, but humans are far more intelligent, he says.
He defended himself saying, “We (humans) invented computers, but I have never seen a computer invented by humans.”
According to Jack Ma, artificial intelligence can help find new jobs.
“I think people should work three days a week and only four hours a day,” he said.
‘In the age of artificial intelligence, people can live for 120 years.’
However, Elon Musk also disagreed with Jack Ma. He said artificial intelligence would make jobs ‘meaningless’.
He added that the human mind needs to be connected to the computer so that we can move better with artificial intelligence.
He said that by not doing so, it is possible that artificial intelligence has the ability to communicate with humans and we are capable of thinking slower than that.
But Jack Ma believes that artificial intelligence can undoubtedly defeat humans in games such as chess, but computers are still one of the intelligent machines that we are developing over time.
He said, ‘A computer is a computer. Computer is just a toy. Computers have only chips while humans have hearts. This is the heart from which wisdom comes. ‘
He said, “Going into space is great, but using resources to extract the waste from the sea is more difficult than going to Mars.”
They also said that they want to live on this earth.
He says: ‘I want to work on this earth, I’m willing to do anything to help make this world better.’
The confrontation between the two personalities was also discussed on social media.
A user commenting on Jack Ma and Elon Musk’s different views on artificial intelligence wrote: ‘The reason for Alan Musk and Jack Ma’s disagreement over computers and human intelligence is probably the reason for which Twitter was created
Another user tweeted commenting on the contradictory opinions of Jack Ma and Elon Musk, saying that Elon is realistic while Jack is smart.
In response to Jack Ma’s comments, one user wrote that he agreed with them because ‘if there is no human then there is no computer.’
Jack Ma, 54, from China, is one of the richest people in the world. Jack Ma founded his company Alibaba in 1999, one of the most important companies in the world today.
Elon Musk, 48, hails from the United States. He owns American private rocket company SpaceX and a luxury carmaker Tesla.